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Old 10-02-2015, 05:51 PM #1
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Rainproofing my gear

So the Splatter Park big game is coming up this Sunday but the forecast calls for rain that day. The game will be held rain or shine and I would just like to know some tips and tricks for rainproofing my gear so I don't ruin it. Taping my mask, barrel, board, ect.? Any other tips?
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:11 PM #2
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Make sure you change out a speedfeed for a rainlid
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:47 PM #3
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Put your visor on your mask
Electric tape the ports on your barrel
Plastic wrap under the grips to protect the board
Bring extra socks for your feet
Lots of towels
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Old 10-05-2015, 12:49 PM #4
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:51 AM #5
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Plastic wrap under the grips to protect the board

I had never heard that before and have been worried about rain at scenarios I attend. Thanks for the great tip!
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:20 PM #6
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Plastic wrap under the grips to protect the board

I had never heard that before and have been worried about rain at scenarios I attend. Thanks for the great tip!

Here to help! I played a really muddy scenario game with AKA factory back in the day and they told me about it
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:15 AM #7
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Put your visor on your mask
Electric tape the ports on your barrel
Plastic wrap under the grips to protect the board
Bring extra socks for your feet
Lots of towels
Explain the plastic wrap under the grips please.
Not sure what you mean by that.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:28 AM #8
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Lid on the hopper, visor on the mask, and tape the porting of your barrel. Carry a few squeegees to remove any water that makes it down your barrel.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:37 AM #9
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Explain the plastic wrap under the grips please. Not sure what you mean by that.
All modern paintball markers unless rental are electronic. Wrapping the grip frame under the grips in Saran Wrap nice and tight over any entrance to the board will prevent water from entering and shorting out the board.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:48 PM #10
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All modern paintball markers unless rental are electronic. Wrapping the grip frame under the grips in Saran Wrap nice and tight over any entrance to the board will prevent water from entering and shorting out the board.
I thought you meant go inside the grip and wrap it on the inside. Okay, ya, wrapping it on the outside would work. But never really had a problem. Not like I'm submerging my marker in a tube of water.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:52 PM #11
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Only takes a drop of water to hit certain electrical points to make your marker a paper weight.
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:10 AM #12
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Have any of y'all used something like this to protect your circuit boards?

https://www.theruststore.com/CortecP...FYkjgQodyPcFog

I thought there was a thread a while back on a product similar to this.
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Old 11-18-2015, 02:46 PM #13
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Have any of y'all used something like this to protect your circuit boards?

https://www.theruststore.com/CortecP...FYkjgQodyPcFog

I thought there was a thread a while back on a product similar to this.
The company I work for manufactures circuit boards and we conformal coat quite a few of them. Some of the boards have to withstand the elements and they are always coated (at least the majority of the board is coated).

Conformal coating your boards is a good idea, but it does make them harder to repair if it comes to that. Just cover up your buttons, connectors and LED/LCD displays with masking tape and you should be all set.
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Old 11-18-2015, 03:55 PM #14
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Lid for your hopper or a pant bag in a pinch
Tape for the barrel
If your grips are in good shape and are tight fitting they will hold the water out as long as you don't dunk your marker in a puddle

I play Galveston 2012 the worst rainy condition I played in never wrapped my grips and never had a problem with my dm12
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Old 11-19-2015, 02:45 AM #15
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Have any of y'all used something like this to protect your circuit boards?

https://www.theruststore.com/CortecP...FYkjgQodyPcFog

I thought there was a thread a while back on a product similar to this.
I had purchased some to waterproof my boards. I also purchased a light to view the product when applied (can't recall what type - black light maybe?).

When I opened up my gear to apply the coating, wouldn't you know it, they were already coated with conformal coating! My ego's had it all over the circuit boards, and my Empire Z2 had it near the microchips, etc.

Honestly, even if you are 100% ready to get gnarly in the mud, you may have trouble finding players to accompany you out there.
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